"If the bill on Supreme Court is passed, the coffin called rule of law will be shut definitely"
Ex-head, Poland's Constitutional Tribunal
""In the book of life every page has two sides: we human beings fill the upper side with our plans, hopes and wishes, but providence writes on the other side, and what it ordains is seldom our goal." Nizami Ganjavi"
"We laugh with Ariodante, we suffer, we cry with Ariodante."
"You have to become Superman, in the sense that you have to fly, literally."
"My parents got me out of bed in the middle of night to go and watch the landing"
Franck de Winne
Head of the European Astronaut Centre
"Our discovery reveals how small stars can be."
Master's Student, University of Cambridge
"MEPs don’t feel that they are doing anything which their constituents would care about."
Ex-UK parliament administrator
"All of us [...] must make sure that the local people are aware of [...] the partnership with the Chinese and they must benefit from every inch of what the Chinese people are bringing."
The European Commission has told Britain its budget deficit is too big and has urged it to speed up plans to bring down the overspending. It
BP, Europe’s largest oil company, says it saw a further decline in oil and gas production in the fourth quarter of last year as a consequence of the
There has been a wave of dock strikes in protest at plans to liberalise cargo handling at European ports.
In Germany, over one thousand dockers at
Serono, Europe’s largest biotechnology company, is reportedly about to find itself the target of takeover interest from the region’s two biggest
The European constitution is dead, according to Foreign Minister Bernard Bot of the Netherlands.
After talks with his Austrian counterpart Ursula
The European Parliament is studying the big constitutional questions; next Wednesday it will debate ideas on how to proceed. Fourteen countries have
Ukraine’s President Viktor Yushchenko has accused his own parliament of destabilising the country by sacking the government. While attending the
Anxiety continues to grow in Turkey over bird flu. Hundreds of Turks have been rushing to hospitals for tests, despite government assurances that
Tehran has been warned that it faces possible sanctions if it continues with its controversial nuclear activities. UN seals at the Natanz uranium
Ukraine has been plunged into political crisis once again with a no-confidence vote in parliament meaning the government has been sacked. With one
Countries bordering Turkey are on high alert in response to the bird flu threat. Neighbouring Greece has stepped up checks and disinfections at its
The waiting continues inside and outside the hospital where Ariel Sharon is being treated. Doctors are trying to bring the Israeli Prime Minister out
Iran’s hardline president has shrugged off the international outcry over his country’s nuclear activities. Mahmoud Ahmadinejad has vowed to press
It is four years since the first detainees were brought to Guantanamo Bay in Cuba but human rights groups say it is now more difficult to ascertain
The stakes are high in Finland this weekend with the most sought after political prize in the country up for grabs. But the job may already be in the
Worried Turks have been rushing to hospital to be tested for bird flu as the disease spreads across the country. The condition of some of those
Belarus will hold presidential elections on March 19.
The incumbent, Alexander Lukashenko, has ruled since 1994 and is running for a third term
He has never won an election judged free and fair by international standards. But he remains in control of the ninth-largest country on earth
At the start of the year, their nations were engaged in a bitter spat over gas. But today Viktor Yushchenko and Vladimir Putin shook hands in a
Pre-trial hearings are due to begin for a Canadian teenager and a Yemeni man being held in the US detention camp at Guantanamo Bay. The youth is
Israelis are continuing to say prayers for their ailing leader – at the Wailing Wall in Jerusalem, in the country’s synagogues and outside the